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How can I convert [number of expected success per try] into [probability of succeeding N times without failing]?

There's a push-your-luck dice game called Can't Stop where you roll four six-sided dice, group the dice into pairs of your choice, then advance tokens along paths corresponding to the sums of your ...
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conditional probability of coming up 3 at least in one dice

Sorry for the simple problem, but I wanted to make sure that my idea is right (this is is the problem 1.8.50 from Rice's book) Two dices are rolled and the sum of the face values is six. What is the ...
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Probability Dice and Expected Value

You are rolling a fair 30-sided die. (a) What is the expected number of rolls required to get a 27? (b) What is the expected number of rolls required to get a 27, followed later by a 28? For example, ...
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Probability of Sequential events on a die roll

If a person were to roll two dice and have to get a 9 or below for success. But if you fail the first time, you have the opportunity to roll it one more time for success, what is the probability of ...
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Having a value, calculating the probability of the number of times a die has been rolled

If I enter a friend's house and he has rolled a dice (d6) on a table which has a value $1$, he asks me the following, "Do you think I rolled this dice once and got $1$ or do you think I rolled it ...
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Can we simulate a biased coin with fair die? [closed]

Given a fair 6-sided die, how can we simulate a biased coin with P(H)= 1/$\pi$ and P(T) = 1 - 1/$\pi$ ?
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Monopoly dice probabilities, including doubles

According to Monopoly, when you roll a set of doubles, you get to roll again. So if we get 6;6, 5;5, 4;4, 3;3, 2;2, 1;1, we will roll again. However, Monopoly has the "speeding" rule, this means that ...
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Dice Probability (increasing numbers)

If I have 6 regular dice, (each numbered 1-6): What is the probability that when rolled that each will be a different number.(each individual di is a different number from 1-6, but a random order) ...
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Given Nd6, what is the probability that the two highest are minimum 4?

So, my statistics knowledge is rather poor, so I would welcome a formula explanation to the question: given Nd6 (6-sided dice) what is the probability that the two highest numbers are at least a 4? ...
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Probability of a rolling a dice $n$ times with $k$ faces

I need help calculating the probability of rolling $n$ dice with $k$ faces. So you have multiple dice, all with $k$ faces (number of sides on a dice) and you want to calculate the probability of a ...
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Uniform distribution on $\{1,\dots,7\}$ from rolling a die [duplicate]

This was a job interview question someone asked about on Reddit. (Link) How can you generate a uniform distribution on $\{1,\dots,7\}$ using a fair die? Presumably, you are to do this by combining ...
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probablity question related to 2 die and the classic monopoly game.

While playing monopoly I accidentally figured out that probability for landing on Illionis Avenue is most in the whole game and for landing on orange colored group ...
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Dice Game: Probability of rolling three 6's before my opponent

Let's say I'm playing a dice game with a friend. We each get two dice, and we roll all of our dice at the same time. You get one point for each 6 you have. First to score at least three points wins. ...
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Roll a dice, probability that game goes beyond one round

There are two people $A$ and $B$. Person $A$ has $8$ chips, and person $B$ has $6$ chips. Each round, both people roll a die then take that number of chips from the other person. The game ends when ...
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The average outcome of the sum of a pair of dice and the higher sum of two pairs

I'm helping my son to design a game using dice. He wants to figure out the expected outcome of the sum of a pair of dice(6 sided) if two pairs of dice are thrown and the higher pair is kept. I get ...
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Expected number of rolls to roll every number [duplicate]

If I am rolling I die until I roll every number at least once, what is the expected value of times that I will need to roll the die? After a brief computer simulation, I got 15. But why is this the ...
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Two identical dice are thrown simultaneously. Find probability of getting a $3$ and a $2$.

Two identical dice are thrown simultaneously. Find the probability of getting a $3$ on one of the dice while a $2$ on the other. I'm pretty sure the answer is $\frac{2}{36}$ but my friend says ...
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Probability of multiple dice rolls with decreasing amounts of dice

Calculating probabilities over multiple dice rolls is easy, but what do you do if the amount of dice decreases (dependently) from roll to roll? This is a common feature of many games, including Risk, ...
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$n$ dice, finding $\operatorname{var}(X)$

If we throw $n$ dice. And $X$ is the total number of eyes. Find $\operatorname{var}(X)$. My idea was to label $X=X_1+\cdots+X_n$ where $X_1$ is the outcome of die $1$ etc. And because $X_1,\ldots, ...
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A dice and Law of Large Numbers

The dice A has 2 red faces and 4 green, and the dice B conversely: 4 red and 2 green. We toss a symetric coin; if come up heads, we choose the dice A, otherwise - the dice B. Next we execute a series ...
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Probability dice game, multiple turns

Alice and Bob are playing dices, Alice begins. If the current player gets a 6, he wins. If he gets 4 ou 5, he plays again. Else, the other player plays. Let $p_n$ (resp. $q_n$) be the ...
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100-Sided Dice “Blackjack” Game

I am attempting to determine two variables in this game: The optimum strategy: (What number the bettor should stay at) The expected value given perfect play: (The percent return on a bet when using ...
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How do I calculate the odds of a given set of dice results occurring before another given set?

Dice odds seem simple at first glance, but I've never taken a Calculus based statistics course or game theory, and I think I may need to in order to solve some of the things I'm trying to solve. I can ...
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Player's View: Probability of number of certain die on table given dice in hand

I'm trying to make some AI for a single player version of a dice game named Dudo. The relevant aspects are that there are six players with six dice each (which only they can see until the end reveal), ...
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How do I calculate the adjusted percentage of dice out comes.

What I’m attempting to do is construct a spreadsheet to calculate the number of wounds and kills for a tabletop board game I play. To give everyone an idea of the situation. You have figure A shoots ...
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Use a 20 sided die and a 6 sided die to represent number 1-45 with equal probability

I wonder if anyone could help me with this question: Use a 20 sided die and a 6 sided die to represent all numbers from 1-45 with equal probability. Also, it is okay to use one die repeatedly as ...
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Changing-sided dice probability problem.

Suppose you roll a fair $6$-sided dice, and that the number you roll is $m$. If $m=1$, stop. Otherwise, roll an $m$-sided dice. The number you roll is $n$. If $n=1$, stop. Otherwise roll an $n$-sided ...
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How many dice would I need to get an $n$ of a kind 100% of the time?

For example, if I wanted to get two of a kind, I would need seven dice. This is because even if the first six were 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, the next one would have to make a pair out of the previous dice. ...
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Find the probability that the final score is 4 in a dice game with two throws

A game uses an unbiased die with faces numbered 1 to 6. The die is thrown once. If it shows 4 or 5 or 6 then this number is the final score. If it shows 1 or 2 or 3 then die is thrown again and the ...
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Having two random generated natural numbers between 1 and 255, and generate out of it natural number between 1 and 256

Let's say you have two cube with 255 sides and you have to use them to simulate a single cube with 256 sides, how can I do it? $f(n)$ and $g(n)$ returns random number between 1 and 255. I thought ...
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Rolling two dice… [closed]

Let $A_n$ be the number of fives, $B_n$ the number of sixes and $C_n$ the number of eights in $n$ rolls of two dices. For which n do we have: $E(A_n) < E(min(B_n,C_n))$ ?
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exactly $k$ distinct values in $n$ $n$-sided dices

We roll $n$ $n$-sided dices. What is the probability of getting exactly $k$ different values? From the union bound (as every possible $k$ sequence might contain the $k$ different results), I think the ...
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Rolling a certain total with a dice

Suppose you roll a $k$-sided die repeatedly, totaling your scores as you go, until you reach or surpass $n$. (For a real-world usage ... if you have a non-looping game board and only move forward, ...
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Suppose we roll 10 fair six-sided dice. Probability of getting exactly two 2's and three 3's?

Here's my solution, but as usual with combinatorics problems, I tend to be convinced of my errors too early. So I'd like to know what you guys think. Is this correct? $\frac{\binom{10}{2} ...
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How good of an approximation is a normal probability distribution for sum of dice rolls?

I want to know how well the normal distribution explains the sum of rolls with n dice with s sides. The mean value and the variance of the dice rolls are $$\mu=n\frac{s+1}{2}$$ and ...
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Approximation of distributions with dice

I want to know what dice to roll to get a given probability distribution(mainly normal distributions but exponential distribution would also be helpful). I want a function $f$ so that ...
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Probability of dice with a cumulative successes

Needing some Math help! I'm working out part of a system for a game I'm working on, and I need to know if I need to tweak some things, so I'm checking to see if it all adds up (no pun intended). ...
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What is the probability that dice are rigged?

Scenario We are given a single six-sided die. We produce a sequence of $n$ dice rolls, all of them rolling six. We do not know whether the die is fair or not. How can we calculate the probability ...
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Is it possible to create a completely random integer between 1 and 13 using standard dice in a D&D dice kit?

I am asking if it is possible to choose a random integer using a certain set of dice. Assume for these calculations that the dice are perfectly randomly distributed. There are 7 dice in a set, with ...
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A probability question - Dice Throw

Sum of three dice (six faced) throws is $15$. What is the probability that first throw was $4$? The way I thought of solving this was... - Given - sum of second and third throw is $11$ - Probability ...
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Probability of getting a sum of 14 when rolling 11 dice

So, this is a probability and combinatorics problem... I'm not sure how to solve this. I assume that in P(A) = m/n, n is 6^11, but I don't know how to calculate the number of ways to get a sum of 14 ...
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What is the probability of two dice getting a sum of 7 without a two?

I am currently working on conditional probability and I am somewhat confused about how exactly to complete this problem. I know that to find conditional probability that you utilize: $$P(A|B) = ...
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A fair die is rolled nine times. What is the probability that 1 appears three times, 2 and 3 each appear twice, 4 and 5 once and 6 not at all?

A fair die is rolled nine times. What is the probability that 1 appears three times, 2 and 3 each appear twice, 4 and 5 once and 6 not at all? My approach is fairly simple. The dice is fair, so we ...
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Optimal strategy in the following game:

In this game, 12 hidden D6s are rolled and summed. The player is given the total of the rolled dice. The player will then guess a number from 1 to 6. If there is a unrevealed dice with that number, ...
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Expected number of rolls on a 200 sided die to roll a 1? [duplicate]

We have a 200 sided fair die with faces numbered 1 through 200 and want to know how many rolls are expected to roll a 1. How would I go about calculating this?
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What's more likely with 7 dice - Straight, Full House, or 3-of-a-Kind

Here's a problem I'm having. I have 7 dice. I want to rank the difficulty of achieving a particular 5 dice combination after all 7 dice have been rolled. A straight is when at least 5 of the seven ...
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Dice Probabilities - How often does 3, 4, 5 show up in 5 dice on one roll?

I want to find out the probability for rolling 5 dice and the result containing at least 3, 4, and 5 without caring what the other 2 numbers are. I'm not very familiar with this kind of probability so ...
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Is this Event Mutally Exclusive?

I am trying to calculate the following, however I'm unsure on whether this event would be Mutally Exclusive or Independent. Can someone help with finding the probability of the Intersection? P(A) ...
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How to handle dice probability? ie, how much more likely would 3 six sided dice give a higher sum than 3 four sided dice?

I am playing at making my own table-top gaming system/rules and I wanted to have a better handle on how likely different dice combinations will give a higher result than one another. I know that a six ...
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Dice roll probability, at least 9 total?

If I have two dice with $6$ sides each, what is the probability of me rolling atleast $9$ total? I think I'm correct when thinking that the probability of rolling a $9$ is $\frac{4}{36}$, that is ...